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    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. …read more Source:...

    Manafort, Page, Flynn, Trump: Russia is the one story that can bring them all down
    Feb14

    Manafort, Page, Flynn, Trump: Russia is the one story that can bring them all down

    When Donald Trump slithered down that escalator in 2015 to announce he was running for president, he brought with him two decades of connections to Russia. By the time the primaries were winding down, he’d acquired a collection of staff and advisers who were not just Russophiles, but fans of autocrat Vladimir Putin. Chief among them were...

    The Logan Act Is the Least of It
    Feb14

    The Logan Act Is the Least of It

    Stop talking about the Logan Act.It was not the violation of this antique and ignored piece of anti-Jacobin legislation that has touched off the biggest foreign-policy scandal since Watergate.Nobody would care if an incoming national security adviser had confidential conversations with an ambassador of a hostile foreign government before...

    GOP sidesteps new calls for Flynn investigation
    Feb14

    GOP sidesteps new calls for Flynn investigation

    Congressional Republicans awoke on Tuesday to rising pressure from Democrats over the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, whose pre-inauguration communications with Russia have fueled new scrutiny into the Trump administration’s relationship with Moscow.Flynn’s quick fall comes as no less than four congressional...

    Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador: Who Knew What, and When?
    Feb14

    Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador: Who Knew What, and When?

    Mike Flynn resigned Monday as President Trump’s national-security adviser, capping a tumultuous few weeks that began with revelations he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S., before Trump’s inauguration on January 20.The nature of the conversations, what Flynn told Vice...

    Kremlin Denies Campaign to Discredit French Election Contender Macron
    Feb14

    Kremlin Denies Campaign to Discredit French Election Contender Macron

    The Kremlin denied on Tuesday that it was behind media and internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group operating in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, replying to a question on a daily conference call, said charges...

    President Trump pushed Japan for closer ties to Russia during their summit
    Feb14

    President Trump pushed Japan for closer ties to Russia during their summit

    (Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh) During President Donald Trump’s weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the president pushed for closer relations between the U.S. and Japan. But we’re now learning that Trump also pushed for closer relations between Japan and Russia. Trump wanted Japan to work with Russia to resolve a...

    Trump National Security Aide Flynn Resigns Over Russian Contacts
    Feb14

    Trump National Security Aide Flynn Resigns Over Russian Contacts

    By Steve Holland and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the...

    Clinton slams Flynn after resignation
    Feb14

    Clinton slams Flynn after resignation

    Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton blasted former national security adviser Michael Flynn for sharing fake news about her during the campaign following Flynn’s resignation. Clinton linked to a tweet from longtime Clinton staffer Philippe Reines that criticized General Flynn and Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr. Both Flynn and his...

    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation
    Feb14

    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the two nations’ strained ties. Flynn was often perceived as Donald Trump’s key contact with Moscow. In 2015, he was...